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Bringing Health Care Advocacy to a Public Defender's Office (American Journal of Public Health)

  • Organization: American Journal of Public Health
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008
  • Submitted: Thursday, November 06, 2008
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Article on a residency training program from Monterfiore Medical Center's collaboration with the Bronx Defenders to facilitate medical screenings and referrals for recent arrestees in Bronx County, New York.

From May 2005 to June 2007, a medical resident met with 104 arrestees at the public defenders' office to take medical histories, make medical referrals, and make appointments at a primary care clinic. Arrestees' kept-appointment rate at the clinic (66%) exceeded the clinic's overall 2006-2007 kept appointment rate for first appointments (50%).

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